The famous big bright yellow smiley face of Happy Cafe & Noodles can be found in quite a few venues in town. The most enjoyable setting is in the garden of the beautiful colonial building which shelters the inya Road Branch. Their patio is the place to go for some relaxing drinks and a couple of shared plates of Myanmar foods. Their menu focuses on Myanmar snacks, rice and noodles but offers Western options too (and cheap cocktails).
Taste this delicious Shabu Shabu Hot Pot from Taiwan. Food comes either in individual a` la carte plates, or as a set of meat plus vegetables. Not a big eatery, it seats about 30 people. There are bar seats. Food costs average around 10,000 Ks for a set ; includes your choice of meats, vegies, iced teas and sauces. Staff and management are polite and friendly.
This quaint little restaurant that sits on the first floor of a traditional Burmese building also doubles up as an art gallery. Serving Chinese and Burmese food, it’s run by a non-governmental volunteer group that helps street kids by giving them training in food and beverage. There’s a small table (it only seats two people) that sits on the balcony and it offers a great view of the bustling street life below. There are only half a dozen tables but the art on the walls make it an enjoyable place.
This restaurant, well situated by Kandawgyi Lake, serves tasty Chinese dishes in a simple atmosphere. Service is fast and professional. It can hold up to 300 guests and provides entertainment for those plaining to organise big gatherings.
Summer palace is your typical Chinese food served with gourmet flair. The staff are courteous and attentive, and the menu is extensive. There are private rooms available at no extra cost, and the dining area, though open, doest not feel crowded. So if you have a hankering for sea cucumber or just want one of the standbys like Kong Pow chicken, then head upstairs to Traders lobby and turn left.
One of the most famous Chinese hot pots in town. This Kamayut Branch has only indoor seating (air-con supplied). You can have normal soup or spicy soup as stock. This restaurant is also popular for its fresh hand-made Strawberry Juice in the winter season.
Shan Yoe Yar is a Shan-style fine dining restaurant.Set in an attractive, air-conditioned and renovated wooden house, it serves a selection of well-known and lesser-known fine Shan dishes. The staff are dressed in traditional Shan outfits and the cuisine is outstanding.
Putao is the northernmost town of Kachin State, up near the beautiful Hkakabo Razi snow-capped mountain. The food served in this Putao restaurant is mainly Kachin food, but they also serve a few Thai dishes. Their cuisine is made from plenty of greens and interesting potatos, and is then spiced with a Putao variant of the dreaded ?gullah-authee? chilis.